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food and drinkThe Wrexham Food Festival will once again showcase the very best in food and drink from producers from across the region on the 16/17th May 2015.

The event will be held at Llwyn Isaf (The Guild Hall) in the centre of the town and is expected to have a record number of exhibitors attending the two day event, as well as cooking demonstrations, live music and children’s entertainment.

Organised by Nightingale House Hospice in conjunction with the Destination Wrexham Partnership and Wrexham County Borough Council, all proceeds from the festival go towards the provision of palliative care at the Wrexham based Hospice.

And to launch the event, two of the town’s major producers have joined together with both the Destination Wrexham Partnership and Nightingale House at the Hospice.

“We’re delighted that both Wrexham Lager and the Royal Oak from Bangor on Dee, producers of the famous Wrexham Burger, will be joining us at Llwyn Isaf amongst a record number of other producers from across Wrexham and the region.”

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“Sharing our passion for reading and rhyme”

Wrexham’s first literary festival, Carnival of Words , offers a delightful array of literature, poetry and entertainment events for all. A number of local businesses are supporting the events which expect to be sold out in advance with very affordable ticket prices. A temporary shop will be open in Eagles Meadow during April, hosting free events, providing information and interaction with the general public.

Tickets on sale through Eventbrite now and from early March at Wrexham Waterstones and Wrexham Library.

The full programme of events is available on the Wrexham Carnival of Words Facebook group.

 For more information contact: Debbie Williams or Ann Hughes, Wrexham Library, 01978 292090 



Britain’s favourite choirmaster will showcase his new choir at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Gareth Malone OBE, who masterminded the meteoric rise to fame of the Military Wives choir, is looking forward to playing a part in the climactic Choir of the World event when choirs will compete for the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy.

And Gareth’s new Voices choir will perform at the glittering event while he also has ambitious plans to recruit some members from the international choirs to put on a very special joint performance.

He said: “I’m really excited about visiting Llangollen and soaking up the festival’s unique atmosphere. Llangollen has such history, I can’t think of any English festival that compares or comes even close.

“I have visited the Eisteddfod once before but we were filming for The Choir: Sing While You Work and it was so chaotically busy filming, that I didn’t get the chance to see as much of the festival as I’d have liked.

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wrexham150Club Statement (from

Wrexham FC today announces the departure of First Team Manager Kevin Wilkin from the football club.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Kevin for his endeavours during his time at the Wrexham FC, in particular reaching both the FA Trophy Final and the

third round of the FA Cup this season and his focus on developing links with the community.

This was an incredibly difficult decision but despite our cup successes our main priority is promotion back to the football league and we have not made the progress expected towards that aim. We have therefore made the difficult decision that a change is needed.

Carl Darlington and Gary Mills will prepare the team for the forthcoming home fixtures supported by Michael Oakes and we will make further announcements in due course.


Building upon the successful introduction of comedy to FOCUS Wales festival in 2014, FOCUS Wales 2015 will see the likes of HENNING WEHN, RAY PEACOCK, SEYMOUR MACE, plus many more entertain audiences at Grove Park Theatre, and William Aston Hall at Glyndwr University.

FOCUS Wales are working alongside Glyndwr University to welcome the German comedy Ambassador, HENNING WEHN to Wrexham on Thursday 23rd April, at 7.30pm.

As Henning’s assimilation into British society is not yet complete, he hasn’t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society. Expect a crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!

The next two nights of comedy are sponsored by The Leader, and take place at Grove Park Theatre. Friday night sees British comedian and actor SEYMOUR MACE take to the stage, best known for playing Steve in the BBC sitcom Ideal. Seymour was City Life Comedian of the Year in 2003 and Best Breakthrough Act at the North West Comedy Awards in 2004.

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